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Singtel Group Publishes Its Fifth Group Sustainability Report 2019

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26 June 2019

The Singtel Group Sustainability Report 2019 is the company’s fifth Group report which covers the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and sustainability strategies, initiatives and performance of its operations in Singapore and Australia for the financial year ended 31 March 2019 (FY2019).

NAEM’s Impact Conference to Focus on Tangible Sustainability Goals, Business Results

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June 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ The National Association for Environmental, Health and Safety and Sustainability Management (NAEM) this week unveiled the final agenda for its August 2019 Impact conference in Milwaukee, an event designed for companies who are committed to translating their sustainability aspirations into measurable business results.

Bees Help Grow Over 35 Percent of Our Food Crops. Meet the Woman Trying to Save Them.

Beth Robertson-Martin and General Mills are working to protect pollinators—and our food supply.
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By Jane Black

One June day in 2014, Beth Robertson-Martin found herself standing on a dirt road dividing two California tomato fields. On one side sat a farm that was nothing more than a 300-acre carpet of dried-out dirt. "It looked like a scene from Mad Max," she remembers. "Everything was dead." On the other side was a 6-foot-tall hedgerow, a tangle of white-blossomed milkweed, sunflowers and elderberry bushes that General Mills had planted alongside the tomatoes to create a habitat for bees, butterflies and other pollinators.

Soil4Climate: To Meat or Not To Meat?

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To meat or not to meat? That is the question. Recent innovations in lab-grown meats seem to be making non-meat burgers and tacos a tastier option than they have ever been. But are these products too good to be true? And are non-meat alternatives always more ecologically responsible than actual meat? This week’s guests on Sea Change Radio have some thoughts on the matter. We speak with the co-founders of Soil4Climate, Seth Itzkan and Karl Thidemann, about the mission of their organization.

Meet Adam Lassiter, Agronomist for Smithfield Foods

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Meet Adam Lassiter, agronomist for Smithfield Foods. Adam takes pride in working with farmers to sustainably produce grain for Smithfield’s hogs. To date, Smithfield has helped hundreds of grain farmers implement conservation practices in the Southeast and Midwest.

Shape the Future of the Sustainability Standards Global Leader

Deadlines approaching for opportunities to join GRI governance bodies
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June 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ - A global search is underway to find new members for five bodies that carry out crucial decision making and advisory functions for GRI, provider of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting framework.

GRI seeks to ensure broad and inclusive participation in all of it’s governance, that is representative of people from different sectors, roles and countries. Stakeholders worldwide are encouraged to review the opportunities to get involved and spread the word as widely as possible. ​

New Sydney Metro Northwest Stations Built Using 100% Responsibly Sourced Timber

Australia’s Largest Public Transport Project Awarded Project Certification
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SYDNEY, June 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ Metro station canopies and multi-story parking façades recently completed as part of the Sydney Metro Northwest project have been constructed with 100% responsibly sourced timber, according to certification body SCS Global Services (SCS).

The wood used at seven stations has been certified by SCS under Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and Responsible Wood (RW) Chain of Custody Project Standards, and one additional station has been certified with a Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Partial Project Certificate.

SDGs in Action: Companies Step Up to Minimize Single-Use Plastic

by Mary Mazzoni
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This article series is sponsored by AEG and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

The Narrative “Greening of Business” Is a Joke But We’re Not Laughing

by Brad Zarnett
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Going forward the concept of the “greening of business” should only be used as a storytelling tactic, a warning of just how desperate we had become that we believed the idea that business, unfettered with regulations could effectively address our global environmental and social challenges.

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Going forward the concept of the “greening of business” should only be used as a storytelling tactic, a warning of just how desperate we had become that we believed the idea that business, unfettered with regulations could effectively address our global environmental and social challenges.

How Timberland’s President Jim Pisani Is Putting Sustainability at the Top of His Agenda

By Peter Verry
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It didn’t take long for Jim Pisani to understand Timberland’s vital role in nurturing the environment.

Just two weeks into his stint at the Stratham, N.H.-based company in 2016, the global brand president was knee deep in the company’s eco-friendly initiative — getting his hands dirty transforming a vacant Bronx, N.Y., lot into a lush garden.

Three years later, Pisani is working to make sure eco-consciousness is at the center of everything VF Corp.-owned Timberland does.

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